What does finder mean?

Definitions for finder
ˈfaɪn dərfind·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word finder.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. findernoun

    someone who comes upon something after searching

  2. finder, discoverer, spotternoun

    someone who is the first to observe something

  3. finder, viewfinder, view findernoun

    optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest


  1. Findernoun

    One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily, called also a finder telescope or finder scope.


  1. findernoun

    One who finds, or discovers something.

    Finders keepers, losers weepers.

  2. findernoun

    An optical device, such as a viewfinder, used to locate a target or other object of interest

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Findernoun

    Etymology: from find.

    We will bring the device to the bar, and crown thee for a finder of mad men. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    Some lewd squeaking cryer,
    Well pleas’d with one lean thread-bare groat for hire,
    May like a devil roar through every street,
    And gall the finder’s conscience, if they meet. John Donne.

    O yes! if any happy eye
    This roving wanton shall descry,
    Let the finder surely know
    Mine is the wag; ’tis I that owe
    The winged wand’rer. Richard Crashaw.


  1. finder

    A finder is a person or tool that locates or identifies something, often used in the context of software for locating files or data. It can also refer to an individual who discovers or spots something, or a person who receives a fee for bringing parties together and facilitating a business deal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Findernoun

    one who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily


  1. Finder

    Finder is a science fiction comic book series written, drawn, and published since 1996 by Carla Speed McNeil, and currently appearing free online at McNeil's website for later collection into trade paperback editions. McNeil describes Finder as "aboriginal science fiction" and her storylines throw together characters from recognizable aboriginal and modern urban societies in a far-future Earth. Finder is the recipient of numerous awards and award nominations.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Finder is ranked #36838 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Finder surname appeared 606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Finder.

    95.7% or 580 total occurrences were White.
    1.4% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were Black.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for finder »

  1. friend

  2. Friend

  3. refind

  4. redfin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finder in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of finder in a Sentence

  1. Klaus Mueller:

    What the judgment means exactly for the current Friends Finder, we now have to find out, in addition to Facebook, other services use this form of advertising to attract new users. They must now probably rethink.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    However mean your life is, meet and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is.

  3. Freddie Roach:

    For him giving Les my phone number I don't think he deserves a finder's fee.

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